From the Ice, Back to Life: The Incredible Resurrection of "Glacier Girl"

October 6, 2010 | 8:00pm
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC
Free, Tickets Required

6:45 p.m. Pre-Show
The Hunt for the Lost Squadron tells the story of the discovery, recovery, and restoration of Glacier Girl buried under the Greenland ice sheet for 50 years.
Please Note: Pre-Show will not be webcasted.

The Hunt for the Lost Squadron pre-show is made possible by the generous support of The History Channel.

8:00 p.m. Lecture 

Learn about Glacier Girl, the famous Lockheed P-38 that became stranded on the Greenland Ice Cap, from Bob Cardin, the man in charge of rescuing her, and Rod Lewis, her owner.  On her way to Europe to fight in World War II, Glacier Girl made an emergency landing. Although the crew survived and was rescued, the aircraft remained in Greenland for the next 50 years under 268 feet of ice. After being dug out by a team of aviation enthusiasts, the airplane was repaired to flying condition, a process that took 10 years. Glacier Girl is now one of the most recognized and award-winning airplanes in the world.

The GE Aviation Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support of GE Aviation.